Writing Prompts - James F. Dorris, Jr.

Prompt 1

In Dorris’ interview video, he states “And I thought This is what hell is like! with all the way these people look, these dead bodies! I was just overcome with everything and I looked up at the sky and said, ‘God, get me out of this place!" (4:16). Write an expository essay explaining how Dorris’ attitude regarding his role as a liberator changed during his time at Dachau. Draw evidence from Dorris’ interview to support your analysis and reflection.

Prompt 2

Write an expository essay comparing and contrasting the liberator experiences of James Dorris and Harry Snodgrass. Analyze how the interviews reveal similar information although Dorris and Snodgrass liberated different camps. Draw evidence from the videos/transcripts to support your information and be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.